a reply to: Rapha
Actually I'm hoping that by pointing out the path we are on, enough people will get involved to change things so that we have peace and that war does
not break out with NK. However if it does, I'm hoping things don't go nuclear. It's not something I'm thinking about that much except I've heard
it's foolish not to prepare for a rainy day or for when things aren't going well. Knowing where to take shelter can save thousands or millions of
lives. If just 50% of the US population had root cellars and enough food to survive for months in the event of a power failure for whatever reason,
that might be enough people that people would share resources and save the lives of almost everyone. If foreign enemies heard that an EMP attack
would not kill anyone but anger the US and cause the destruction of their own country, then the weapon would become economic and suicidal to use.
I do believe in the possibility mankind has developed several civilizations that have been blasted back to the Stone Age not long after nukes were
discovered or invented. If you search this site for ancient nuclear war, you can find several threads on the topic. I don't want war but I think
it's in man's nature to fight when diplomacy fails. If you ignore history, you end up repeating it over and over again.
I'm actually hoping the US has some very advanced top secret tech that can prevent any mass loss of life. Force fields that can block missiles and
protect ships, cities, etc, would be cool.
I've estimated what the US is working on in skunk works is 50 years ahead of anything released to the public. If time travel is already in use by the
US government then they can know the best course of action to take. I can hope for the best but plan for the worst. I was once in the Boy Scouts.
However I find it very difficult to plan for the worst and our government is not helping.
The fact that our government has no plans to my knowledge to help people help themselves in a worst case scenario, tells me that they may plan to
herd people into fema detention camps instead of acting like we are all responsible adults who can plan. Things have been good for so many years,
almost no one seems to plan or have emergency supplies and emergency shelters except 10% of the population, the expected survivors. Actually that
might be our government's plan. Let all the people who don't plan and prepare, just fight and die. I think that is a terrible plan. I hope that is
not the plan. Right now my plan will be to fight because I have virtually no emergency supplies. No root cellar. I will try to work with and
organize with neighbors first in a shtf scenario but if it becomes everyone for themselves, I hope we all come out ok.
If I know how to create a root cellar, we might be able to dig enough holes to preserve food a whole lot longer in the event of a prolonged power
failure. If enough people share knowledge and prepare for a worst case scenario, instead of it happening, it usually doesn't. If too many ignore it
and don't plan, bad things happen to many people. Right now these people who plan are sometimes ridiculed on tv and have been given a name called
Doomdsay preppers. Some of these people are trying but doing it all wrong. I remember in one episode, a woman had several years of food stockpiled
in her home. She had no defenses. If others were starving and knew she had food, they would grab a gun and go steal her stockpile.
It's possible our government has plans to save everyone with huge stockpiles of food in a worst case scenario but it doesn't sound like it when a US
study says 90% of Americans will be dead after 1 year without power. I'm not repeating this to sound like a doomsday predictor. I'm saying it to
raise awareness that we need to be working to change this potential statistic.
A prolonged power failure can result from attacks on the electrical grid, EMP attacks, or huge solar storms. However since our nation has a huge debt
problem, everyone may be waiting for disaster and congress will just go to their bunkers while most people fight and die off.
We have a choice. We can plan and prepare or do nothing and wait for disaster. I would like to plan together with our government to prepare everyone
what to expect in a worst case scenario. Instead of a 90% death rate, 10% or less might deter countries like NK or Iran from even thinking about
launching attacks against our electrical grid.
It reminds me of before and after 9/11. Before, you could go on board large airplanes without anyone searching you. After people realized what could
happen, searches are common. If enough people realized 90% of everyone in the US could be dead within a year, I think people would work to prevent
that. Our governments might be able to make preparations more cost effectively than individuals if they made plans such as evacuating people to mines
and underground structures in the event of a nuke and or stockpiled rations and water in deep naturally cool underground shelters and alerted the
public where to go in the event of a disaster but since I never hear about this, I assume no one is even thinking they need to do that. Oh well, I
doubt many will prepare. I haven't even put much effort into it myself. I can't easily dig a root cellar or storm shelter in my back yard. I have
big trees and tree roots, a gas line, and ground as hard as concrete. I struggled to dig 10 inches deep to install a French drain several years ago.
May we all have peace in our times.
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